HENRY TRUCKS — PAINTER
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- First Edition: 2012 | Special Edition KHQ: 2017 (Featured)
- art, painting, architecture, architectural theory, landscape, myth, design, Significant Space, Move & Meaning, Form & Story, Henry Trucks, THE ARCHITECT PAINTER PRESS, JEF7REY HILDNER, TAPP ISBN9780998703053
- THE ARCHITECT PAINTER PRESS
- JEF7REY HILDNER
HENRY TRUCKS —PAINTER : ancient myths meet modern landscapes | 1995-2010
BY JEF7REY HILDNER
PUBLISHED BY THE ARCHITECT PAINTER PRESS, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
COPYRIGHT © 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 BY JEF7REY HILDNER
150 Pages, 12.75" x 10.75" — Full-Color Interior Hardcover (Casewrap)
Special Edition KHQ | LLhcFC (CW) V5.2b.2012.14.16.17 — TAPP ISBN 9780998703053
♞|7 Blurb on the back cover:
THE VISUAL = THE VISIBLE + THE INVISIBLE.
Architecture is the stage set for the drama of life.
Architecture is a story told through a building.
SELF-TAUGHT PAINTER JEF7REY HILDNER AKA HENRY TRUCKS draws on his inspiration as an architect to explore the theme of the rectangle, simultaneously aesthetic and symbolic. He invites viewers to explore the open-ended meaning of his semi-abstract pictures by seeing them as both maps and windows: panoramic landscapes you could either snapshot from an airplane or view from your porch looking toward the horizon. His paintings depict site plans and facades—open spaces and walls.
The Architect Painter presents not only a highly developed aesthetic language, which he applies to his buildings. Through his modern, asymmetric layering of lines and planes, positive figures and negative spaces, through devices of color, texture, or collage, he evokes the spirit of ancient myths, a symbolic dimension that also infuses his architecture.
Trucks blends signature concepts—including Control and Soul, Jigsaw Design, Negative Cubism, and Empty Space / Full Space (The Architect Painter outlines all nine concepts in his book Daedalus 9). He explores what he calls the "Visual Chess Game of Move & Meaning"—the basis for an architecture of Form & Story that he has so far most fully realized in his award-winning project, Dante | Telescope House.
This special 150-page large-format hardcover edition features high resolution images of paintings produced from full-size digital captures. Also featured: The Architect Painter's 2000 foundational essay "Significant Space."
[Paintings also viewable at www.henrytrucks.com.]
ARCHITECT, PAINTER, AND WRITER JEF7REY HILDNER launched The Architect Painter Press in 2005 under the banner, “Live Brave.” The Architect Painter Press presents Hildner’s buildings, paintings, and insights—work that reflects his focus on the visible and invisible architecture of art and life. The Architect Painter Press also seeks to present the work of other artists. Current titles range from Hildner's books Visual Ef9ects, Daedalus 9, Henry Trucks — Painter, Picasso Lessons, and Garches 1234 to his books Metaphysical Warrior and Live Brave. His work also appears in a wide array of other venues—for example, Architectural Record, Journal of Architectural Education, ANY, Oz, The Christian Science Monitor, IMDb, and Global Architecture Houses. The book Architectural Formalism, by Hakan Anay, features Hildner’s essay “Formalism: Move | Meaning” alongside essays by theorists Rosalind Krauss, Peggy Deamer, Robert Slutzky, and Colin Rowe. Hildner received an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture award for excellence in teaching. His project Dante | Telescope House won the New Jersey Chapter of The American Institute of Architects “Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Design.” He paints under the name Henry Trucks. He writes under the names Madison Gray, Eliot Plum, and Michelangelo A. Roland Slate. Hildner’s one-word life theme—architecture—shapes his quest, his outlook, and his output, including his work as screenwriter and story architect. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.
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